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SELECTBIO Conferences Sample Preparation and Analysis

Sherilyn Sawyer's Biography

Sherilyn Sawyer, Director, BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Dr. Sherilyn Sawyer is the Director of the Cohorts Biorepository at the Channing Division of Network Medicine, which contains approximately 3 million biospecimens representing the Nurses' Health Study, Health Professionals Follow Up Study, and Growing Up Today cohorts among others. Prior to joining the BWH team in 2012, Dr. Sawyer was a Health Science Administrator with the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research at the National Cancer Institute. Her responsibilities included a major role in the design and implementation of the caHUB program and technical oversight of caHUB central operations. In addition, Dr. Sawyer served as the co-director of Biospecimen Acquisitions for the Genotype Tissue Expression (GTEx) Roadmap Initiative. Dr. Sawyer is a molecular biologist with expertise in cell signaling and regulation of RNA expression. She earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry from Boston University and a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nevada-Reno.

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Fit-For-Purpose Biospecimens: Matchmaking in the Biorepository

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 16:30

Add to Calendar ▼2015-03-24 16:30:002015-03-24 17:30:00Europe/LondonFit-For-Purpose Biospecimens: Matchmaking in the

Matchmaking: searching for a match that works together, creates a complimentary pair, and results in a strong result.  For biorepositories, this means locating or collecting biospecimens that are the best match to the research question and assay modality at hand.  While some specimens can be collected with the needs of a current research question and analysis platform in mind, a large percentage of research questions cannot be addressed by this “just in time inventory” approach  due to limitations in available case numbers, requirements for outcome measures,  or the need to build upon prior research results within the same sample set.  This presentation will examine the use of pilot experimentation to test the match between specimen and analysis to ensure fit-for-purpose use of prospectively collected biospecimens.

Add to Calendar ▼2015-03-23 00:00:002015-03-24 00:00:00Europe/LondonSample Preparation and